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Chris Gayle: Man of the moment

23 Mar 16
Chris Gayle breezes past Brendon McCullum's record of maximum sixes in T20 internationals.
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Mountaineering Origin and its Benefits

20 Aug 17

Mountaineering is a famous sport among people who love mountain climbing. Some scholars have given various names to this sport such as climbing (rock and ice) and trekking up mountains, etc. On the other hands, many of experts have named it backpacking, hiking, and skiing, via Ferrata and wilderness activities. Additionally, many people believe that mountaineering activities include indoor climbing, sports climbing, and bouldering.

Many years ago mountaineering started as attempts to reach the highest point of unclimbed big mountains. According to scholars, mountaineering is often called Alpinism, especially in European languages. Alpinism refers to climbing routes with minimal equipment in high and often snow and ice-covered mountains such as the Alps.  It is not an easy sport at all because mountaineers often face technical difficulties that frequently increase environmental and physical challenges.

Mountaineering can be fun and it has its mental and physical benefits too. Hill climbing is one of the easiest and cheapest ways of exercising and an effective way of managing weight. Along with health benefits, mountaineering helps to cope at work by helping de-stress amongst nature. Additionally, it 'heals' the brains, helps to concentrate and it makes people more creative.

By: Priyanka Negi

Content: Wikipedia



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Kharchi Puja: Celebrate the Beauty of the Earth

20 Aug 17

While the keeping the importance of Mother Earth in mind, people of Tripura celebrates the religious festival- Kharchi in the month of July. The word Kharchi is derived from two Tripuri words, Khar or Khartameaning "sin" and chi or si meaning "cleaning". Thus, Kharchi factually means "the cleaning of the sins of the people" or "the cleaning of the kingdom."

Kharchi Puja is one of the known Pujas in Tripura that is being celebrated within a sacred procedure of offering reverence to the Mother Earth. This festival is being celebrated by people from various cast and creed. During the Puja people assemble collectively to present the Mother Earth with a choice of fruits and flowers in order to make her happy, and thus obtain her blessings.

At the time of the event Tribal and non tribal joins hand and the air hums in tune with the hallowed festive mood. Agartala is the place where people from all areas of the country assemble and pay due homage to the Deity. This festival is an inspiration for people living in this huge world of how to respect magnificence of the nature.

By: Priyanka Negi

Content: Wikipedia



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Life May Sprouted on Land and Not in Sea

19 Aug 17

A new study has been done by New South Wales University in Australia about the emergence of life on Earth. The new theory says that life on Earth may have begun on land rather than sea. The research takes us to the time for the emergence of microbial life on land by 580 million years.

The Pilbara region of Western Australia was analyzed by researchers to look out for evidences to how ancient microbes could have produced a large number of Stromatolites. The stromatolites were discovered in 1970s and these are round, multi-layered mineral structures. Their sizes vary from the size of golf balls to weather balloons. It also represented the oldest evidence of organism to be living on Earth 3.5 billion years ago.

Earlier it was believed that these mineral formations were formed in shallow, salty sea-water. Researchers now have discovered that stromatolites were not formed in salty water but more likely in conditions of hot springs.

By: Bhavna Sharma

Content: Hindustan Times



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Good Dribbling Brings Greater Control over Basketball

19 Aug 17

The act of dribbling is all about bouncing the ball in a continuous fashion by your single hand. It is one of the great requirements for a player to take a few steps with the ball. A player needs to push the ball downwards to dribble. The dribbling is done by fingertips rather than patting it. The use of fingertips ensures a greater control.

A good dribbling in basketball can make situations difficult for a defensive player to get the ball. The dribbler should dribble a basketball farthest from the opponent thus producing difficulties for defensive side. Dribbling should be practiced with both hands as it provides an added advantage to dribblers. Dribbling must be done lower to the ground. This is performed by good dibblers that they reduce the distance of travel of the ball from the floor to the hand. This technique makes it difficult for the defensive side to steal the ball.

Dribbling can be done behind backs, between legs and also by switching directions suddenly. The pattern makes it difficult to be understood and predicted by defensive player.

By: Bhavna Sharma

Content: en.wikipedia.org



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Indian Hockey Team Secured a 4-3 Win against Austria

18 Aug 17

Team India has grabbed the first position by a 4-3 win against Austria in the last match of their Europe Tour in Amstelveen. Ramandeep Singh secured double goals (25’, 32’) and Chinglensana Singh Kanjugam (37’, 60’) saw India to win against the team Austria.

Team India wrapped up the tour with three wins and two loses. Team India did not stop after two successive wins against World No.4, The Netherlands.  The Indian hockey team made a solid start against Austria. Indian Hockey team started well and kept the control in their hands. However, team Austria took an early lead through Oliver Binder’s goal in the 14th minute to end the quarter 1-0.

During the match, India made compensation in the second quarter when they won a penalty corner in the 25th minute. Amit Rohidas pass the ball to Ramandeep Singh who deflected the ball into the circle to balance the score to 1-1. The 10-minute halftime break saw India come back into the game as a promising team with better attack. The headway came in when Ramandeep achieved a rollicking field goal in the 32nd minute. 

By: Priyanka Negi

Content: www.hindustantimes.com



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